Autometer Phantom Pyrometer vs. EGT Guage
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This is a discussion on Autometer Phantom Pyrometer vs. EGT Guage within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; When the Prodrive Performance Pack Stage 2 comes out, I plan on making my car a bit faster. Seeing as ...

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    Autometer Phantom Pyrometer vs. EGT Guage

    When the Prodrive Performance Pack Stage 2 comes out, I plan on making my car a bit faster. Seeing as how I don't have any guages yet, I should probably get some. I think that a good start would be a boost guage (Autometer Phantom 20 PSI) and EGT. Autometer's Phantom series includes a Pyrometer that comes with an 8' temperature probe, and measures from 0 to 1600 degrees. There is also an EGT guage, which costs significantly more, measures from 600 to 1600 degrees, and does not come with a probe. Would I be okay with the Pyrometer, and drilling the probe into one of the rear exhaust pipes?

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    $135 Pyrometer with Probe

    $220 EGT without Probe
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    Bump.
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    I am using the pyrometer one. Works nice.
    I stuck the probe in my downpipe, I think instructions say 4-6 inches down.
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    Originally posted by whap
    I am using the pyrometer one. Works nice.
    I stuck the probe in my downpipe, I think instructions say 4-6 inches down.
    Got any pics of how the guages look installed? What are your other guages?
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    I think the probe needs to be like 6-8 inches from the cylinder to be accurate if you are going to use it for tuning.

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    I have the pyrometer one too. It is just fine, but it does need to be installed in the exhaust manifold - about 3 inches closer to the exhaust port than the stock front O2 sensor.

    The manifold is cast iron and can be drilled and tapped very simply.

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    I'll post a pic tonight.

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    Originally posted by Bask Oner
    Got any pics of how the guages look installed? What are your other guages?
    I have the Autometer Sport Comp Pyrometer and Boost gauge both mounted on the steering column. They match very well except the needle color (orange vs. yellow)...
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    Looks great! Thanks.
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    here's mine
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    That's exactly what I'm looking for; EGT via the pyrometer, A/F ratio, and boost. How does the A/F ratio guage work?
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    It works just fine. It is working off a narrow band O2 sensor so it is a 'health check' and not something you can tune by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripcuda
    I have the Autometer Sport Comp Pyrometer and Boost gauge both mounted on the steering column. They match very well except the needle color (orange vs. yellow)...

    this is exactly what I am looking for. IS there a setup that matches the Factory Boost Guage? I want them both to look the same and I already have the Boost (came with the car). Now I need a similar setup for the other side of the column.

    Any help would be appreciated!!!!!
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    I believe Omori or VDO guages would match the look of the stock boost guage...

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